This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

Also visit out sister blog Desert Plants Images

Euphorbia colliculina is one of several medusa head Euphorbias.

The plants occur only the Oudtshoorn district. There are however similar looking plants from other areas that may need further study. The red glands in the flower structure, as mentioned in the original description, present somewhat of a mystery as these are seldom observed in the plants from around Oudtshoorn.

Locally the plants are referred to as "Vingerpol".

Some larger related plants are found between Oudtshoorn and George.

Propagation is from seed.

Euphorbia colliculina near Volmoed.